Chef

The Bull & Last is in Highgate, north London

Gastropubs debate

...And how one chef is still a firm believer in the gastropub term.

By Nicholas Robinson

At a time when its validity is being questioned, chef Ollie Pudney is a staunch advocate of keeping the term ‘gastropub’ alive and kicking. Other than that, as Nicholas Robinson finds out, the owner of Highgate’s Bull & Last is an award winner who...

News analysis: can nose to tail eating rise again in UK kitchens?

TRENDS

Is the whole beast back on the menu?

By Daniel Woolfson

Cheap, sustainable and most importantly, delicious: alternative cuts and offal appear to be making a comeback.

Farewell to the city: leaving the Gherkin for the Grantley Arms

NEW OPENING

Farewell to the city: leaving the Gherkin for the Grantley Arms

By Daniel Woolfson

Matt Edmonds recently ditched a high-profile role at Searcys at the Gherkin in the City to become chef-patron of Surrey pub the Grantley Arms, in Wonersh, ahead of its reopening under new management this month. Daniel Woolfson gets the lowdown on Edmonds’...

There are three important factors that go into the perfect steak, experts advise

Revealed: Secrets to best steak

By Nicholas Robinson

The secrets to making the perfect steak have been revealed to the Publican’s Morning Advertiser by top chefs, suppliers and even Steak (R)evolution film director Franck Ribière.

Stephen Harris of the Sportsman working on new London wine bar

NEW OPENING

Top 50 Gastropubs chef lends expertise to London wine bar

By Daniel Woolfson

Stephen Harris, the chef patron and Shepherd Neame tenant of Top 50 Gastropubs winner, the Sportsman, is lending his culinary expertise to upcoming London wine bar and restaurant, Noble Rot.

St John chefs' Hackney pub the Marksman: profile

My PUB

My Pub: the Marksman, Hackney

By Joe Lutrario

Chefs Tom Harris and Jon Rotheram reopened archetypal East Endboozer the Marksman to rave reviews earlier this year. Joe Lutrario catches up with the pair to talk beef and barley buns and keeping the locals sweet.

Pint Shop opened its doors in November 2013

Pint Shop appoints Rosie Sykes as development chef

By Nicholas Robinson

Meat, bread and beer specialist the Pint Shop has appointed chef and Guardian food writer Rosie Sykes as its new development chef, in a bid to take its food offer to “the next level”.

George Osborne's apprenticeship levy could cost hospitality over £100m

Apprenticeship levy could cost sector £100m

By Daniel Woolfson

Failure by the hospitality industry to have its say on proposals to introduce a levy on apprenticeships could lead to a “complex and unmanageable system”, according to charity People 1st.

11,000 chef vacancies will need to be filled by 2022

Brunning and Price to create 90 chef roles

By Nicholas Robinson

More than 90 chef roles could be created by the Brunning and Price (B&P) group, after it announced plans to open three new pubs this year and buy up to six more in 2016.

Emily Watkins: standard of training for chefs

Chef Shortage

Emily Watkins: standard of training for chefs "no good"

By Daniel Woolfson

The standard of professional training for chefs has dropped, contributing to the industry-wide skills gap, according to Emily Watkins, chef patron of award-winning Oxfordshire pub the Kingham Plough.

How to make it as a pub chef patron

DIGITAL FEATURE

Hail to the chef

By Daniel Woolfson

Whether you’re an established restaurateur looking for the next step or a dedicated upstart wanting to make a name for yourself, taking on a pub is no minor feat. In this exclusive feature, Daniel Woolfson looks at the particular challenges faced by chef-patrons...

Tom Harris and Jon Rotheram at The Marksman, Hackney

Why more chefs are heading to the pub

By Joe Lutrario

A new wave of chefs are moving into the pub sector as restaurant sites – particularly those in central London – become both prohibitively expensive and difficult to get hold of, writes Joe Lutrario in the August issue of Restaurant magazine.

Meet the chefs

Join the Pub Brigade

Meet the chefs

By Daniel Woolfson & Noli Dinkovski

Meet the pub chefs who are facing challenges regarding recruitment - and how they overcome them.

The battle for the kitchen crew

Join the Pub Brigade

The battle for the kitchen crew

By Daniel Woolfson

Filling their boots? Daniel Woolfson talks to some of the top figures in the pub industry to discover the lay of the land regarding chef recruitment.

Four pub chefs competing in BBC's Great British Menu 2015

Four pub chefs competing in BBC's Great British Menu 2015

By Daniel Woolfson

Josh Eggleton, chef/patron of Michelin-starred gastropub the Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, near Bristol and Dominic Chapman, chef/patron of the Beehive, White Waltham, Berkshire, will compete on the show for the chance to cook at a banquet in honour of...

Previous winners include Gordon Ramsay, Mark Sargeant and Steve Love

Pub chefs in National Chef of Year semi-final

By Jo Bruce

 Three pub chefs are among 40 chefs selected as semi-finalists in the National Chef of the Year 2015 competition, which has previously been won by Gordon Ramsay and Mark Sargeant.

Star pubs goes big on food

Pub food

Star pubs goes big on food

By Mike Berry

Star Pubs & Bars will invest £250,000 in the next six months as part of a new food development programme called Star Food.

19-year old pub chef wins award

Awards

19-year old pub chef wins award

By Daniel Woolfson

A young chef from the Punchbowl Inn, Cumbria, has been named North West Young Chef 2015.